To Be The Greatest. The Greatest, by the inimitable Australian, Sia Kate Isobelle Furler popularly known as Sia with her 2016 hit, the Greatest and telling us âÄúdon't give up. So if you want to be the greatest, don't give up. Keep trying to learn more and to do more and to climb higher. Be of good good courage. Use all your stamina. Typically, nothing good comes easy. At the same time, be realistic. Never allow anyone to easily deceive you. You do this by simply being knowledgeable and always wanting to know more. But most of all, don't deceive your own self. The great Stephen Hawking has said that âÄúThe greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.âÄĚ So when an individual believes he or she knows all the answers, that individual has effectively destroyed the possibility of learning something. In a setting, any one that claims to know it all can be the most dangerous person or equipment around. To be the greatest is not about knowing the most, but rather it is about knowing what to do with what you know. Having a person who already knows everything and is never willing to learn in a leadership posi-tion can be the worst thing that ever happened to an organization. There is a reassuring saying in Gokana, a Rivers State language. Ea nwee ni poni. That means checking your back doesn't mean you are afraid. Most confident people check their backs from time to time, to show that they don't know everything happening around them, and so they want to frequently look around to gain more information about a continued state of safety. And so, there is a huge difference be-tween a confident person and a know-it-all. A confident person is open to the fact that there is always new knowledge to be gained. A confi-dent person is ready to use all his or her stamina to move on in order to be the best. He or she is open to hearing the opinions and ideas of other people because they recognize that those opinions pose no threat to their own status. The outcome? they continue to grow and become the greatest. The leader that wants to be the best, will be free of vices, moral or otherwise that can pull him or her down. In Africa, we want these kinds of leaders in government, in business and in our churches and mosques and indeed in all our institutions. When we check the connection between morality and success, it is the leadership that can raise or lower the cost of success. Our hidden economics for you.
Posted: Aug 8th, 2017 @ 06:34:40 AM